Mice: The average house mouse is 6-8 inches in length, the body makes up for half the
length of the rodent and the tail makes up for the other half. They are grey or patchy brown in
colour with large ears and eyes. The female house mouse can have on an average 8 litters a year
producing 48 babies. The life span of a house mouse is approximately one year. Most mice can
fit into holes bigger than a ¼ inch wide and are able to climb very well.
A major sign that you have rodents is seeing feces, usually black in colour and
shaped like small grains of rice (rat feces is larger and will be around ¾ of an inch), you will find
them near cupboards, the pantry, your closet, underneath the sink. Other signs of rodents are
hearing scratching, squeaking or scurrying in your walls, floors, or ceilings. If you have holes in
bags of grains, boxes of cereal or tiny bites taken out of food that’s laid out on your counters are
also signs that you have rodents in your home.